Choosing which Keysafe to buy alongside your personal alarm can be a confusing process. There are plenty of keysafes on the market, each boasting unique features and often very different price tags.
We have a range of different Keysafes available, all of which help to add more security to your home. They also work brilliantly alongside our personal alarm service, as we will explain later on this article.
This article will explain what a Keysafe is, the differences between the Keysafes we have on offer and how they can make a difference to your life.
What is a Keysafe and why do I need one?
A Keysafe is a secure metal box that can be attached to the exterior wall of a property. Inside the keysafe, the owner keeps a spare key, or keys, to their home. On the front of the keysafe is a panel used for entering a code. The keysafe can only be opened by someone who knows the programmed code. Therefore, keysafes are a very secure way to store spare keys.
Keysafes are helpful in lots of different situations. They are commonly used by carers to save the occupant from having to get up and open the door. However they are particularly useful for elderly or disabled people using a Lifeline Alarm and pendant.
Are Keysafes secure?
Keysafes are much more secure than the alternatives. You will no longer need to leave the key under the plant pot or doormat if your close friends or family members are popping round to see you.
This, of course, is a very dangerous thing for you to do. It is common for burglars to take a chance and see if there are any keys in these locations. If they find your key they can access your home and steal your belongings.
Statistics show that 30% of people leave keys hidden outside their home, with 11% of the population admitting that they have lost keys and not changed the locks.
You should always feel safe and secure in your home. Installing a keysafe can help you do just that.
What is the difference between Keysafe models?
At the time of writing, Lifeline24 provides three different options when it comes to purchasing a keysafe. These are all excellent and will work very well with a Personal Alarm, although there are a few differences:
- Outside Security – This is our cheapest Keysafe at just £19.99*. This Keysafe can store one key behind a security code consisting of between 3-10 digits. The Outside Security model is also weather resistant and uses a push button combination lock.
- Yale Y500 – Manufactured by security experts Yale, the Y500 uses a four-digit rolling combination lock system. The Y500 features a strong die-cast body with concealed fittings and is also weather resistant. You can also alter your combination regularly for maximum security.
- Supra C500 – This model has been approved by the police and offers ultimate security with its LPS1175 Level 1 Accreditation certificate. This means that it is as resistant to an attack as a domestic front door. For £59.99* you will receive a Keysafe which is made from heavy gauge stainless steel and that has a thick zinc-alloy shell. The C500 can store up to six keys behind its push button combination lock. A stainless plate around the buttons adds additional security and is scratch and fingerprint resistant.
* Prices given are excluding VAT
Why do Keysafes work well with the Personal Alarm?
Keysafes are a great addition to your personal alarm service. As a personal alarm user, you can pass on your combination code to our 24-hour Response Team. In an emergency situation, the Response Team can then share this code with the emergency services as well as any emergency contacts who don't have a key to your home.
This is incredibly helpful for several reasons. Firstly, it saves precious time. In an emergency situation, minutes and even seconds can make a world of difference. With medical emergencies in particular, there is often no time to waste. Without a keysafe, the paramedics may struggle to gain access to your home. Furthermore, without a keysafe, emergency services might need to force entry to your home in order to help you. This will probably damage your door or window, leading to costly repairs. All of that can be avoided with a keysafe!
Of course, we advise that you only share your combination code with our Response Team and your chosen emergency contacts. Also remember to keep a reminder of your code in a safe place, just in case you forget what it is.
They're a godsend really. Apart from anything else, it's in case you lose your keys, they're there. It's something the people don't think about. If anything does happen, the emergency people are told. They knew I had a keysafe, they know the number. They just go in, get the keys and they're inside ready to help." - Peter Johnson
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